It is the time of sunshine, pool parties and outdoor soirees, but sometimes choosing the perfect outfit for summer seasons can prove tricky. After analysing the top trends, we’ve got you covered, and below are 10 summer ready looks you definitely have to try out.
1. Jumpsuit With Plunging Neckline
The plunging neckline designs were popular among designers like Gucci, Stella McCartney and Boss this year, but it’s definitely one of the tricky trends to get right. The key to wearing this look is to keep the rest of your outfit subdued; what this means is if you’re showing a lot of skin on top, you should cover up below, which is why a jumpsuit with a plunging neckline is the perfect combination of trendy and classy.
2. All White
White remains a popular colour for the warmer months because not only is it a hue that’s timeless and chic, it’s also practical for the heat as white reflects the sun, while darker shades like black and navy absorb it.
3. Bared Shoulders
Bared shoulders enjoyed popularity on the latest runways of Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Michael Kors, Lanvin and designers really got it right with this cut. Shoulders are typically the most flattering part of a woman’s body, and it’s undoubtedly the classiest way to show off some skin this summer.
4. Maxi Dresses and Skirts
Maxi dresses and maxi skirts are always a good idea as they’re flattering, versatile and lend themselves well to a variety of different settings. But this year designers breathed new life into their ranges by creating maxi dresses in sheer fabrics, unique prints and interesting necklines. If a regular maxi just won’t do, take inspiration from Marc Jacobs, BCBG Max Azria and Stella McCartney’s runway shows.
5. Denim With Everything
Denim was everywhere this year, and it’s not disappearing any time soon. Wear a denim jacket over a lace dress for the cooler summer days, or bring out your favourite pair of shorts and pair them with a shoulder-baring top and chic sandals for a casual summer favourite.
We’ve covered the basics when it comes to cuts, colours and styles, but fabric also plays an important part of your summer wardrobe. Linen is a fabric that provides coolness and breathability for the wearer, and this year popular shades of linen are ivory, pale grey, camel and sand – you’ll definitely need a linen dress in one of these tones!
7. High Slits
A high slit adds instant sex appeal to your look and is a wardrobe must-have; but there are some things to remember before wearing them: always choose lightweight material, pick a visually interesting neckline, side slits are much less hassle than centre slits, and always streamline your shoe.
8. Sleeveless Maxi Vest
A sleeveless maxi coat is the perfect transitional dressing item. Add an extra layer by wearing it over a short skirt, and enhance the look by pairing it with similar complementary colours. These garments have gotten their stamp of approval from fashionistas like Olivia Palermo and Victoria Beckham and deserve a place in your shopping cart, too.
9. Bandeau Top
Crop tops and bandeaus remain a popular fashion staple on the streets of the world. The key to wearing this look off the beach is to dress it up, we recommend wearing it with a loose fitting blazer or a thin kimono style jacket and a pair of culottes or cropped trousers.
10. Lace and Crochet
Lace and crochet appeared in various colours and forms on the runways of Rodarte, Topshop and Preen this year and will add a feminine touch to your wardrobe this summer. If you buy a single lace item we recommend a pretty shirt, which you can wear with a trusty pair of jeans for a laidback yet tasteful look.
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